Diane, A Broad
September 15, 2013

Paris at Home: Watermelon Salad with Feta, Mint, and Pine Nuts from Frenchie

Paris at Home: Watermelon Salad with Feta, Mint, and Pine Nuts from Frenchie by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

A bit earlier this month, my good friend Jackie posted a recipe for a watermelon and feta salad.

Paris at Home: Watermelon Salad with Feta, Mint, and Pine Nuts from Frenchie by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

I was at my desk when I read her post, working through lunch, and all I wanted at that moment was to jump through the screen and eat that salad. I came home that day and flipped through my copy of the Frenchie cookbook, and lo and behold: a watermelon salad.

Paris at Home: Watermelon Salad with Feta, Mint, and Pine Nuts from Frenchie by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

At the restaurant, they make this with ricotta salée, which I couldn’t find on short notice, so I used feta. It’s a simple little recipe, but it’s pretty, seasonal, and satisfyingly refreshing.

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Mint, and Pine Nuts

2 small servings.

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Mint, and Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 scant teaspoon pine nuts
  • 4 1" cubes of seedless watermelon
  • 1 1" cube feta cheese or ricotta salée
  • 6-8 small mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • flaky salt to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat and add the pine nuts. Heat for a couple of minutes until fragrant and lightly toasted. Remove to a paper towel to drain and cool.
  2. Arrange the cubes of watermelon on a plate. Slice the feta very thinly and arrange over, around, and between the watermelon pieces, then do the same with the mint leaves.
  3. Scatter the pine nuts over the plate, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of flaky salt.

Notes

http://www.dianeabroad.com/2013/09/paris-at-home-watermelon-salad-with-feta-mint-and-pine-nuts-from-frenchie/

Paris at Home: Watermelon Salad with Feta, Mint, and Pine Nuts from Frenchie by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Music to cook by: Undertow [Sara Bareilles // Careful Confessions]

Paris at Home: Watermelon Salad with Feta, Mint, and Pine Nuts from Frenchie by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

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  • http://lavidalaura.com/ Laura Grai

    I made a couple of feta & mint salads myself this summer and love the combination! Pine nuts would be a fun addition.

  • RBJello

    Yum! Your version looks just as delicious. Thanks for the blog love. I like how you cut your watermelon in such perfect cubes. I got too lazy for that. :P